Special counting day programming starts at 7 AM on May 8
May 7, 2013:
The battle for Karnataka is in the final leg. Votes have been cast. Now, itâs time to announce the results. As the only BJP-led government in the south comes under threat,Â CNN-IBNÂ presents a special counting day programming âBattle for Karnatakaâ, all day on Wednesday, May 8.
A formidable team of journalists led by Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN Network, will bring to the viewersÂ the most exhaustive and minute-by-minute coverage of the political drama as it unfolds in Karnataka. They will be joined by an eminent panel of experts, who will offer the most insightful and comprehensive analysis of the election results.Â The experts will include Swapan Dasgupta, political analyst; Manini Chatterjee, National Affairs Editor, The Telegraph; Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor, Dainik Divya Marathi; Ramachandra Guha, historian and writer; Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal University of Learning; Sandeep Shastri, National Convenor, Lokniti Network; Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu; and K S Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor, The Week.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat, said,Â âThrough our Counting Day Special programming, we will present our viewers with the most detailed analysis of the Karnataka elections and its impact on the next yearâs General Elections, as closely analysed by our team of Election analystsâ.